Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

4.5
#6 of 13 in Nature in Lake Myvatn
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Plan to visit Mud Pots and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lake Myvatn attractions using our Lake Myvatn travel planner .
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  • Wow! Going to the geothermal area near Lake Myvatn was super cool! You feel like you are on a desolate planet in a way! A must stop...and relatively quick!  more »
  • We drove in a rental car, and we walked between these pools, emitting volcanic smoke, the place looks like the surface of the Moon or Mars and knotan feeling therapy conducted another local star.
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  • This place stinks, but is worth the time spent. There is a huge parking lot for this attraction that will allow all types of vehicles. Once you leave the parking lot it is imperative to stop at the 'd...  more »
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